Apr 28, 2012 2:59am
Blab Blab Blab, Blab Blab, Blabitty Blabitty Blab
Should I be worried that I want to see more content by Mr "Sleeping Pill" Himself, the famous lipton-tea addict known as Arthur "Sorry Julius" Godfrey?
Out of boredom, I looked up some of what survives from him, which includes (some of these may be partial episodes or fragments, in which the sponsor had requested a copy of the section they sponsored):
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (June 19, 1950)
Arthur Godfrey and his Ukulele (June 6, 1950)
A 1948 rehearsel kinescope
Arthur Godfrey Time (August 27, 1956)
Arthur Godfrey Time (December 31, 1952)
Arthur Godfrey Time (August 30, 1956)
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (November 16, 1955)
Arthur Godfrey Time (August 28, 1956)
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (November 15, 1954)
Arthur Godfrey and the Sounds of New York (1963 TV special)
Arthur Godfrey Time (August 23, 1956)
Arthur Godfrey and his Friends (April 26, 1950)
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (October 7, 1953)
Arthur Godfrey and his Friends (December 2, 1953)
Arthur Godfrey Time (January 2, 1957)
Arthur Godfrey Time (December 16, 1958)
??? (November 3, 1958, the site listing the episode are no sure what show it is. Did they even view the kinescope?)
Probably also other telecasts, such as at what used to be J. Fred and Leslie W. MacDonald Collection (now part of the Library of Congress, but the items are not listed on the site yet).
There are also various surviving radio broadcasts with him, as some of you are probably already well aware (including on that famous 1939 broadcasting day recording).